“This is how I’m running errands from now on.” That’s how Ellen DeGeneres described a photoshopped GIF of her getting a piggyback ride from Usain Bolt as he won the 100m race. CNN now has a headline that reads: Ellen’s Usain Bolt tweet deemed racist. This is ridiculous in every way. But there’s one important trend at work: The media pulls a couple comments from social media and then builds a case that there is a real story there. Ellen’s tweet was not racist. The comments suggesting as much are stupid. And their amplification by a major media source is a poor example of journalism.